Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in Turkey

The New PKK

Authors: Plakoudas, Spyridon

  • Gives a comprehensive account of the PKK insurgency, one of the most complicated and longest lasting ethno-nationalist conflicts in the post-WW II era
  • Closely examines the peace talks between the PKK and Turkey from 2013 and 2015 and the renewed war since July 2015
  • Marks the first study to analyze in depth Operation “Euphrates Shield” (August 2016 – March 2017), part of Turkey’s two-fold “war on terror” against ISIS and PKK / PYD
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About this book

This book seeks to answer the “why” and “how” questions about the insurgency of the PKK, a militant left-wing group of Turkey’s Kurds, in Turkey. The PKK has been inter-locked in an intermittent war against Turkey since 1984 in the name of Kurdish nationalism. The author combines  insights of Strategy and IR - from strategy and tactics in irregular warfare to peace negotiations between state authorities and insurgents, with data from qualitative research, to achieve two inter-related objectives: first, assess the current state of affairs and predict the future course of the conflict and, secondly, draw general conclusions on how protracted conflicts can end and how.

About the authors

Spyridon Plakoudas is Assistant Professor in Strategy and Security at the American University in the Emirates, UAE.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Why Study the PKK versus Turkey Conflict

    Plakoudas, Spyridon

    Pages 1-6

  • The “War of the Flea”

    Plakoudas, Spyridon

    Pages 7-27

  • The Kurdish “Phoenix” (2004–2012)

    Plakoudas, Spyridon

    Pages 29-41

  • The “Solution Process” (2013–2015)

    Plakoudas, Spyridon

    Pages 43-58

  • The Two-Fold “War on Terror” (2015–2017)

    Plakoudas, Spyridon

    Pages 59-74

Buy this book

eBook £35.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-75659-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £44.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-75658-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in Turkey
Book Subtitle
The New PKK
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75659-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75659-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75658-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 100
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